Facebook hosts old-fashioned county fair along with its weekly farmers market

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 27, 2016

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There was a last gasp of summer fun this afternoon at Facebook. The company hosted a county fair along with its weekly farmers market. There were amusement rides, games, and live animals to pet and ride.

kids copterIt was fun with a purpose. The fair benefited a number of local non-profits including Ecumenical Hunger and Project We Hope, both based in East Palo Alto. Funds from the carnival game booths were earmarked for 4H Menlo Park, Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula/Menlo Park, Collective Roots, East Palo Alto Senior Center, EPA Made, Job Train/Menlo Park, Mural Music & Arts Project, Peninsula Conflict Resolutions Center, Rotary Club of East Palo Alto and Uplifting Our Youth & Elderly.

Pig paddle game

One game that was new to us had to do with “stampeding” pigs. Two girls with paddles worked hard to keep the fuzzy, multi-colored pigs from making their way from one end to another.

Girl on pony_lead

By the time we left to shop at the farmers market, there were lines and smiles in the carnival area. Maybe a new end of summer tradition has been born?

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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